The European Union (EU) asks Russia to use its influence over Belarus to solve the problem of migrants trying to get to the EU countries. This was announced during a press conference on November 10 by the representative of the press service of the European Commission Peter Stano.
“I will repeat our call on behalf of the European Union to Russia to use its influence on Belarus, close ties between the Russian Federation and Belarus in many areas to [президент Белоруссии Александр] Lukashenka stopped this activity, ”he said during the broadcast in Twitter…
As he noted, there are more than 10 thousand servicemen on the Polish-Belarusian border who are trying to prevent illegal migrants from entering the territory of Poland.
As the head of the European Council Charles Michel added, the European Union stands in solidarity with Poland in connection with the migration crisis. According to him, Brussels will consider the possibility of financing the construction of infrastructure to protect the Polish border.
Earlier that day, Warsaw announced nearly 600 attempts to illegally cross the border by refugees. It was noted that the rate of unauthorized crossings of the Polish border in the last 24 hours turned out to be twice as high as the day before, when about 300 such attempts were recorded.
The Border Committee of Belarus on the same day, in turn, reported that a group of Kurdish refugees had been found at the border, who had been beaten by Polish border guards. It was clarified that all the victims had traces of the use of physical violence.
On November 10, the Polish government sent a warning to Belarus through diplomatic and official channels about the possible complete closure of the border. This scenario is taken into account if Minsk does not end the “hybrid war on the border”, said the representative of the Polish Cabinet of Ministers Piotr Müller.
On the same day, Belarus increased the composition of the air defense duty forces along the border in the western and northwestern directions.
On the eve of a large group of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Iran moved from Belarus to the border with Poland. When they reached the border, the migrants tried to cut the wire and also used logs to break through the fence. To eliminate the holes punched in the fence, the Polish military formed a human shield.
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